Tate Modern Talk

Tracey Emin in conversation with Jonathan Jones

​Tracey Emin My Bed 1998 installed at Tate Britain

Tracey Emin is joined in conversation by art critic Jonathan Jones

​Tracey Emin, one of the world's most influential living artists, is joined by art critic Jonathan Jones to explore the most recent ten years of her artwork as an entry point to examining her full career.

Following a decade of drawings, paintings, sculptures, neons, video stills, and installations, Emin’s intensely personal work continues to blur the boundaries between art and life. The same mixture of anger, hope, curiosity, and vulnerability that informs her delicate drawings and handwritten neons can be felt in the darker tones of recent works on paper and the weight of later bronze pieces.

Placing her work in a broad art-historical, this conversation with Jonathan Jones reveals why Tracey Emin remains one of the most highly publicised, provocative and acclaimed contemporary British artists today.

Following the event both Emin and Jones are available for a book signing of Tracey Emin: Works 2007–2017.

Tracey Emin, ‘All for You’ 2014
Tracey Emin
All for You 2014
© Tracey Emin


Tracey Emin CBE has shown extensively internationally and is in museum collections around the world. In 2007 she represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale and was made a Royal Academician in the same year. In 2013 Emin was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Jonathan Jones is an art critic. He has written for The Guardian since the 1990s and is the author of The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel that Defined the Renaissance as well as The Loves of the Artists. His essay for the monograph Tracey Emin: Works 2007-2017 is published by Rizzoli in October 2017.

In partnership with Rizzoli. This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD​

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5 October 2017 at 18.30–20.00